AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 3 (March)

Clarifications to Pathology and Laboratory Test Coding (Fall 1993)

Fall 1993 page 25-end Coding Commentary Clarifications to Pathology and Laboratory Test Coding Since the Pathology and Laboratory section was updated in 1993, we have received many inquiries regarding the philosophy behind the new coding system and about which code(s) to use to report services previously described with codes that were deleted or significantly revised. A glossary of terms begins on page 27. CPT 1993 generally eliminates laboratory codes for specific methods, specimen sources, and calculations in many cases (see glossary of CPT laboratory terms). More generic codes for use with multiple test methods, instruments, or kits and for...

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